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Even After Learning Chinese Vaccines Aren’t as Effective, Developing Countries are Committed to Using Them. Here’s Why.

The low-efficacy rates of Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines emerged as one of the main reasons cited by Beijing's critics in the U.S. and Europe as to why developing countries should think twice about procuring too many doses of Sinopharm or Sinovac jabs.

There Isn’t Much Time Left if the U.S. Wants to Challenge China on Vaccine Distribution

With U.S. vaccination rates on the rise and predictions that the country will reach herd immunity by mid-summer, confidence in Washington's pundit and political circles has been steadily rising that the United States will finally be well-positioned to challenge China's early lead ...

Belt & Road and Vaccines Emerge as New Chinese Vectors to Bend the International Order to Its Will, Warns New U.S. Intelligence Report

China's push for "global power" emerged as the top threat to the United States using initiatives including the Belt & Road Initiative and COVID-19 vaccine distribution emerged as the top threat facing the United States, according to an important annual intelligence assessment released on ...

EIU Maps Out China’s Rapidly Expanding Digital Engagement in Africa

The Economist Intelligence Unit published a special report on China-Africa relations last month that includes a number of compelling visuals that showcase the breadth of Chinese engagement on the continent. In this instance, regarding China's digital footprint in ...

Two Ghanaian Stars in the Chinese Super League talk About the Challenges of Playing Professional Soccer in China

The pressure on African players in China's professional soccer league is going up say two Ghanaian stars who are going to teammates next season on Shenzhen FC. Midfielder Mubarak Wakaso will be joined by 30-year old Black Stars winger Frank Acheampong in ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

India Could Ban Cheap Chinese Phones

The Indian government could push Chinese mobile phone manufacturers out of the lower end of its market, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The possible ban is reportedly aimed at boosting India’s failing domestic phone makers in the lucrative sub-12,000 rupee ($150) sector. 

The move will be a blow to Chinese companies like Xiaomi, RealMe, and Transsion, who make up 80% of sales in the sub-$150 sector. Low-end smartphones occupy a third ...